• Post-War & Contemporary Aftern auction at Christies

    Sale 2221

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 348

    Bill Viola (b. 1951)

    Catherine's Dream

    Price Realised  

    Bill Viola (b. 1951)
    Catherine's Dream
    single channel video on LCD screen mounted on wall, running time 9 minutes and 20 seconds
    27 7/8 X 17 3/8 in. (70.8 x 44.1 cm.)
    Executed in 2002. This work is number two from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.


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    I get a lot of inspiration from paintings. When I go to museums I generally make a beeline for the painting galleries. I consider myself a painter in the sense of the tradition of the handmade image, which takes us right back to the caves. That's my lineage, though I use different tools. I also work with sound. But fundamentally I'm interested in moving images
    (Bill Viola, "Sarah Douglas, Bill Viola," ArtInfo, November 2, 2005).

    Provenance

    James Cohan Gallery, New York


    Saleroom Notice

    This video has a running time of 9 minutes and 20 seconds.


    Exhibited

    New York, James Cohan Gallery, Between the Lines, May-June 2004 (another example exhibited).